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Pensacola Interstate Fair – October 22-November 1

Posted on: September 14th, 2020 by brent

Pensacola Interstate Fair and Reithoffer Shows, Inc. officials are excited to announce that the 2020 Pensacola Interstate Fair will take place starting Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.

To celebrate the opening, the Fair will be offering $1 Day admission tickets all day Thursday.

“We know how important the Fair is to everyone and we’ve been working really hard to ensure we can present the Fair in a safe and responsible way,” said Don Frenkel, general manager of the Fair. “We’re thrilled to be able to make this happen, and look forward to bringing some much-needed laughter, fun and magic to the Pensacola community this fall.”

As always, the midway will be filled with amusement rides, attractions and fun fair food throughout the 11-day event.

This year’s Fair will spotlight the Cirque Ma’Ceo, an acrobatic and equestrian stunt show, as well as feature an all-new Kid’s Science Show, and the return of the Sea Lion Splash show. In addition, a new ride called The Beast will thrill those brave enough to try it.

The Fair will still be presenting the Livestock Show and Auction on Wednesday night, but in order to comply with health directives and social distancing measures, fair organizers decided to cancel the 2020 evening concert series and close all other exhibits.

“To ensure the safety of our fairgoers we decided to put an emphasis on sanitation and social distancing restrictions on our many attractions so that people can enjoy their annual trip to the fair without jeopardizing their health,” he added.

All Fair employees will be masked and screened daily for signs of illness, and all high touch areas, concessions and rides will be sanitized frequently. Fairgoers should be aware that this may cause longer wait times, but enforcing these new sanitation protocols will ensure strict compliance with public health guidelines.

Reithoffer Shows Inc. — the North American traveling midway providing carnival and fair rides, games and food concessions to fairgrounds around the eastern United States — is taking these specific steps to implement social distancing and enhance public safety in a modified fair, including:


  • Implementing strict cleaning protocols of all rides, attractions, concessions and high-touch areas using an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  • Implementing daily health screenings and temperature readings for all employees.
  • Requiring use of masks/face coverings for all staff.
  • Providing hand sanitizer at all concessions stands and handwashing stations throughout the midway.
  • Encouraging fairgoers to frequently handwash and sanitize.
  • Managing capacity and the density of people within the midway to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • Controlling seating positions in rides and event attractions.


“This fair has been an annual tradition for 86 years in Pensacola. We know how much it means to many local area families, and we are confident that by taking these necessary steps, people will still be able to enjoy our annual event,” Frenkel said.

“We ask all fairgoers to do their part by complying with the safety measures we are putting in place, and by wearing face coverings whenever possible.”

This year’s Fair is scheduled to be held from Thursday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 with the following reduced daily admission prices:

  • Thursday, Oct. 22: $1 Dollar Day admission
  • Friday-Sunday, Oct. 23-25: $10 adults/$5 kids
  • Monday-Thursday, Oct. 26-29: $8 adults/$5 kids
  • Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31: $10 adults/$5 kids
  • Sunday, Nov. 1: $5 admission for all

For more information about the Pensacola Interstate Fair, call (850) 944-4500 or visit You can also join us on Facebook at

The Cat’s Last Blast Before Summer’s Past

Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by brent

Last Blast

It’s the Cat’s Last Blast before Summer’s Past…  and you can WIN a Pensacola Beach Getaway for October 22nd – October 26th.

Take your Covid safe friends and family to hang at Casa De Luna on Pensacola Beach… Stay with up to 10 of your friends.

Casa De Luna

It’s 4 King Suites with attached Bathrooms… Game Room, Pool, and Bikes included for your adventure.

Ho2 Pontoon Boat

Ho2 Pontoon Rentals

Plus, Ho2 Pensacola Dolphin Tours, Pontoons & More is setting you up for a “Day on the Bay” with  a 10 Seater Pontoon Boat to cruise Pensacola Bay! When you come in you can Grab Dinner at the Frisky Dolphin ($250 worth of food).

Laguna’s on Pensacola Beach is putting up a Day of Play for 5 (Full Passes for Everything plus $100 worth of Food)

Spend 1 of your nights having Dinner for 10 at Drift (above Casino Beach Bar and Grill) for the finest dinning on the beach overlooking the Pensacola Beach Pier.

Chasin Fins will take your party on a Dolphin Cruise
Visit Pensacola is providing great Beach Bags for you to remember your trip by.

Listen to Qualify, Weekdays at 9 – 11 – 1 and 3.  Just be Caller 9 when you hear the Cat Cue to Call at 4-3-0-1-98-7.

***Winner must be 25 or older.  10 person maximum at Casa De Luna. The stay is good for October 22-26 Only.

The Cat’s Last Blast before Summer’s Past from Cat Country 98.7

Rules Here: rules-LTW-Last_Blast_091420

Frisky Dolphin




CMA Nominations – Brent and Candy get a nod – Sept. 1, 2020

Posted on: September 1st, 2020 by brent

Look for some friends of yours around 18:11…


» 2020 CMA Awards Nominees: Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Gabby Barrett and Ingrid Andress revealed final nominees for the 54th Annual CMA Awards this morning (9/1). They are:

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi
  • Never Will, Ashley McBryde
  • Old Dominion, Old Dominion
  • What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs 
  • Wildcard, Miranda Lambert
  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
  • “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Luke Combs
  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  • “The Bones,” Maren Morris
  • “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett
  • “Bluebird,” Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
“The Bones,” Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
“Even Though I’m Leaving,” Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
  • “More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland
Musical Event
  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
“Be A Light,” Thomas Rhett f/Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban
“The Bones,” Maren Morris w/Hozier
“Fooled Around And Fell In Love,” Miranda Lambert f/Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells
  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  • “Homemade,” Jake Owen
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
  • “Second One To Know,” Chris Stapleton
New Artist
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen


Radiothon raises more than $117,000

Posted on: August 26th, 2020 by brent

Cat Country Cares

A total of $117,628 was raised to help sick and injured babies and children throughout our region during the Second Annual Cat Country 98.7 Cares for Kids Radiothon on Aug. 21. All funds raised will support the construction of the Bear Family Foundation Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope, the region’s only pediatric oncology center, at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart. The center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2021.

Participating radio stations included Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3, ESPN Pensacola 1330AM/99.1FM and Pensacola Playlist 94.5. Throughout the event, listeners heard stories of bravery and inspiration from children and families who have benefited from the care and expertise of the hospital’s highly trained physicians and staff. In addition to pledges from individuals, many businesses called in to make pledges and challenged other businesses to make donations, as well.

“We are grateful for another successful Radiothon!” said Carol Carlan, President, Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “Once again, our community steps up to help our kids. Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who joined us to make miracles happen every day!”

Carlan said that a special donation of $75,000 came from the late Peter Fodor of Pensacola, a generous donor and community supporter who designated the gift for Radiothon to support the Children’s Hospital.

Morning Cohost Brent Lane said, “The mission of the Studer Family Children’s Hospital and the mission of Cat Country 98.7 are the same — to serve our local community. We like to be helpers and are proud to join Ascension Sacred Heart in helping kids and families right here in Cat Country.”

Wind Creek Hospitality matched funds donated up to $20,000. Other sponsors included Gulf Winds Credit Union.

The community’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart is a 126-bed facility that serves as the only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of services to meet all of a child’s medical needs, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to pediatric intensive care, cancer care, rehabilitation and a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified doctors across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay. For more information about the services available at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, visit

To make a gift in support of the Bear Family Foundation Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope, please go to

Spring Jam – Postponed to March 21, 2021

Posted on: August 23rd, 2020 by brent

In keeping with the guidelines outlined by the CDC and the Florida Governor, Spring Jam has been postponed to March 21, 2021 at Juana’s Pagoda’s and Sailors Grill on Navarre Beach. All tickets for this show will be honored on March 21, 2021

Cat Country 98.7 Spring Jam 2021 benefits Santa Rosa Kids House and is presented by Gulf Winds Credit Union. Tickets are only $10.00.

Any issues with ticketing can be handled through Brown Paper Tickets at

On behalf of Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach and Gulf Winds Credit Union, we are disappointed that the show had to be moved, but we know it is better to be cautious. We are glad to have a new date for the show in one of the most beautiful times of year.

Thank you for supporting Santa Rosa Kids’ House and Spring Jam.

Cat Country 98.7 – Spring Jam starring LoCash to benefit Santa Rosa Kids House is presented by Gulf Winds Credit Union. The show is ONLY $10.00.

Spring Jam is Sunday, March 21, 2021 on the BEACH behind Juanas Pagodas and Sailors Grill.

Spring Jam 2021 is an ALL AGES SHOW

Doors will open at 3:00pm and the show will start at 5pm. Bring a small beach towel to sit on and bunch of friends (NO CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED)

There will be food and beverages on site.

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Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.

What to know about the show:

It is Rain or Shine
You can bring beach towels.
Seating is first come first served.
Kids 2 and under are permitted without a ticket (Must sit on laps)
Other rules for this show:

No tents
No Drones
No umbrellas
No Strollers
No coolers or outside food or drink
No Pets (registered service animals are permitted)
No Professional Video or Photography
No Chairs

Spring Jam is made possible by these great investors in our community:

Presented By: 




Candy Song – Lovin Summer

Posted on: July 24th, 2020 by brent

If you love Grease… You’ll Love “Lovin’ Summer” featuring Brent

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Song – Lovin Summer Feat. Brent

Candy Song “Blue Angels” an Ode

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by brent

Blue Angels… Blue Angels…

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Song – Blue Angels an Ode

Visit Pensacola – HELP OUT TAKE OUT

Posted on: June 30th, 2020 by brent

Cat Country Masks

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by brent

Want a Mask? Click Below.

Cat Country Mask Examples

Cat Country Masks


5 Flags Speedway 2020 Season Schedule

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by cali